Throwback – Diwali 2013

Ok – so we know it’s not Thursday ….  But we’re doing a throwback anyway. In 2013, Colleen with friends David & Tricia had the wonderful experience of being in Ajmer during Diwali.  #howcool Here’s a snippet of David’s Diwali experience, for the full story, head here. “Diwali is the Festival of Lights. It’s what […]


The Traditional & the modern

While traditional Indian clothing reflects the culture & climate of the region, millions in India look forward to the holidays and seize the unique opportunity to dress up. With Diwali, or the festival or lights, around the corner, excitement is stirring. Diwali celebrates favorable auspices and gratefulness to the goddess Lakshmi through a form of worship […]

Dining for Women

Off to Dining for Women

Just a few short days ago, the Anchal Team headed off to Cincinnati for Dining for Women’s Regional Conference. Harkening back to Tess’ report last week, Dining for Women (DFW) was recently recognized by Nick Kristof & Cheryl WuDunn in their new book A Path Appears,  applauding their work in supporting organizinations that empower women […]

It's Anchal-Day

It’s Anchal Day

It’s finally here!  Our first Anchal Day! The Louisville Metro Council declared October 16th as ‘Anchal Project Day‘. Today is a day for us to honor our artisans, our wonderful customers & to celebrate the positive difference we’re are making as a collective. For this special occasion …. enjoy 10% off your entire purchase TODAY ONLY in […]

Colleen @ The Tower Awards 2014

Tower Awards

This morning we are congratulating our very own Colleen Clines on receiving the prestigious Presentation Academy Tower Award in Service & Advocacy. Once a year, Presentation Academy honors 6 women leaders and highlights their contributions & talents in the fields of Arts & Communication, Business, Technology & Trade, Government & Law, Science & Healthcare, and lastly […]


International Day of the Girl

Just two years ago, the UN declared October 11 as the International Day of the Girl to raise awareness about all issues concerning gender inequality around the world.  It’s a day when activist groups come together under the same goal to highlight, discuss, and take action to advance rights and opportunities for girls everywhere. This year, […]


A Path Appears

Last week I had the pleasure of listening to Nicholas Kristof, American journalist, op-ed columnist and Pulitzer Prize- winning author, speak about his most recent book, A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity, at his alma mater in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The book, which is the fourth collaboration between Kristof and his wife Sheryl WuDunn, is […]

Fall Memories - Monday_Coffee

Our Favorite Fall Memories

Throughout the week, we, the Anchal Team, are reflecting on our favorite pastimes for the fall.  Whether it’s sipping on a yummy pumpkin coffee, hiking through a forest of bright orange and red leaves, or heading to a local farm to pick some treats, we are in love with the fall season and want to […]

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Words to Inspire

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” -Mahatma Gandhi

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Anchal @ NuluFest

This past Saturday, Anchal took to the streets of Louisville for Nulu Fest.  A day long festival celebrating the revitalization of Louisville’s East Market District.  People from all over Kentucky, Ohio, and Indiana filled the street – taking in some local art, music, and food.  They even got a taste of Anchal!  Everyone that dropped […]